My greatest treasure is a two-volume set passed onto me from my husband's paternal grandmother, Mary.
SAFER MOTHERHOOD and the HYGIENE of LIFE a 1934 edition of special health problems of women...sex and love in woman's life..the expectant mother..medicines in common use..photographs in monochome
I dusted this off the other day, seeing that Mary's great-granddaughter, my daughter Kaitlyn, is now pregnant. I thought it would be interesting to see the contrast between what these two women would be told about preparing for motherhood.
Here are a few favourites I captured to share.
|I imagine the depression-era definition of "light housework"would be quite different from today's|
|I am quite alarmed that I could have written this section almost word for word and could almost publish as-is today!|
|This advice about scrubbing nipples with brushes still pops up today , nearly a 100 years later, passed inappropriately from mothers to daughters still.|
|Just like our Breastfeeding Education Classes, only NOT!|